A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Broad Stage 1310 11th St Santa Monica, CA 90401 Map and directions

In their first collaboration since the internationally acclaimed "War Horse," Bristol Old Vic’s Artistic Director Tom Morris and Cape Town’s Handspring Puppet Company reunite for an inventive new take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

"A Midsummer Night’s Dream" unfurls in the wooded ambiance of The Broad Stage, interweaving the lives of lovers, actors, foes and fairies.

Played out on a starkly beautiful set with a young cast of actors and puppeteers, this is a Dream about love, transformation, survival and song.

Directed by Tom Morris, creator of the Tony Award-winning "War Horse"

Event Info
April 3-19
7:30pm and 2:00pm

About the sponsor:
Under the leadership of Director Dale Franzen and Artistic Chair Dustin Hoffman, The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center opened its doors in Santa Monica in October 2008.

Inspired by Italian "horseshoe" theaters, yet conceived in an absolutely contemporary vernacular, The Broad Stage seeks to be an artist’s dream and an audience’s delight- sublimely intimate with 499-seats and strikingly grand at the same time – allowing eye contact with artists from the boxes to the back row –forging a new kind of artist and audience experience in Los Angeles. Theater shows, dance, film, operas, musicals, symphony and chamber orchestras will be presented on one of the city’s largest proscenium stages.